Reproduction in male Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Mammalia: Chiroptera).

@article{Racey1974ReproductionIM,
  title={Reproduction in male Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Mammalia: Chiroptera).},
  author={Paul A. Racey and W. H. Tam},
  journal={Journal of zoology},
  year={1974},
  volume={172 1},
  pages={
          101-21
        }
}
The annual reproductive cycle has been investigated in the male pipistrelle bat Pipistrellus pipistrellus. Spermatogenesis occurs during summer and spermatozoa are produced in August and September. The seminiferous tubules then regress rapidly but sperm are stored throughout winter in the cauda epididymidis. Little change is apparent in the morphology of the Leydig cells throughout the year, and histochemical studies have revealed no seasonal differences in the occurrence of enzymes involved in… CONTINUE READING

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